Two 18th District police officers were injured in a Sunday morning collision with a civilian vehicle at 49th and Chestnut Streets and were transported to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, according to police.
The accident took place at about 11:30 a.m. The police car was traveling eastbound on Chestnut and the other vehicle was traveling south on 49th Street when the collision occurred at the intersection. The police car tried to avoid the collision but struck the other vehicle and then a utility pole. The officers sustained facial cuts and had neck pain when they were transported to the hospital where they were listed in stable condition. The driver of the other car was also taken to the hospital for evaluation.
UPDATE: Many thanks to reader Stacey Nosek for sending us the photo of the crash taken while she was driving by shortly after the accident. Stacey said that she and her husband heard the crash as they were ready to leave their house.